SATURDAY, MARCH 28
Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-22
This passage says, “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” What are the issues of life? The Hebrew word is to-tsaw-aw. What does to-tsaw-aw mean in Hebrew? It means a physical border or a physical boundary. When Joshua established the Promised Land to the various tribes, each tribe was assigned certain geographic territory but the tribes had to dispossess those who occupied their land. Joshua’s job was to bring them in to the fullness of that promise. That is what Joshua did. He divided the inheritance to Israel. He established the borders and boundaries. How did Joshua do it? The same way that you and I are to do it. When we put God’s promise of our inheritance in our mouth and declare it, then out of our heart comes a spiritual force that establishes a border or a boundary around that promise. It’s like putting a stake in the ground at every corner and is the Old Testament counterpart to what we read in Romans. The same issue with no change, the same principle. God hasn’t changed! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Therefore the same principle by which in the Old Testament they possessed is the principle we follow for our possession today. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter but the glory of kings to search out a matter. He made us kings and priests. It is our job to search out our own inheritance. No one else can do it for us. The lazy, the uninformed, the disobedient, the selfish and many others are not aware of the loss of inheritance or what they are missing. How many believers live way beneath their inheritance? The majority! Some don’t want to give up their personal agenda and yield to the Holy Spirit. Many are called but few are chosen. The job of Bible teachers, including me should be to prepare believers to join the ‘few.’ It all begins with the first step: The Holy Spirit highlights the promise and we start agreeing with it because as we speak it forth a spiritual force comes out of our heart that angels will honor and the border and the boundary will develop around that promise until it manifests. God said to call those things that be not as though they were. Abraham had to do that and we should follow his example. We have to receive it by faith, speak it forth boldly, diligently and unrelentingly. Does it take effort on our part? Yes, but it will be eternally worth every bit of effort! No one is going to hand it to us on a silver platter. We have to possess it ourselves but God will show us the way. We must read the will if we want to discover our inheritance. Once we find it, we open our mouths and declare it.